07/29/2011 09:47 am ET Updated Sep 28, 2011

Gene Weingarten's Airplane Advice (PHOTO)

Gene Weingarten, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the The Washington Post, took to the skies recently for a conference and reports watching a man sit on a flight in fits of rage over a reclined seat in front of him.

Weingarten writes on his blog, Chatological Humor: "On my flight, I watched a tall, elegant man of the cloth become a frothing, muttering, sputtering maniac when a woman reclined into his knees. This mild looking St. Francis of Assissi didn't say anything to her -- but spent the whole flight in a state of moral outrage and indignation. I think part of the problem here is that we don't know whom to be furious at -- the recliner, or the evil airline forcing us into this absurd spatial situation."

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